Careers at NAHB

Contact: Kevin Brower
kbrower@nahb.org
(202) 266-8316

As one of the most influential trade associations in the Washington, D.C. area, NAHB is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our people help serve, promote and support the home building industry through aggressive legislative action, policy development, legal services, economic forecasting and analysis, education and more.

At NAHB, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. We go to great lengths to attract and retain proven professionals, and to develop quality leadership for our future. NAHB proudly supports its staff through:

  • Competitive benefits
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Promoting from within
  • Recognizing organizational commitment and tenure
  • Rewarding excellence

If you want to contribute to every American’s dream of homeownership, and you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, check our employment opportunities below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience.

If you are interested in career opportunities with NAHB’s affiliates and subsidiaries, visit HBI and the Home Innovation Research Labs for further details. NAHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Opportunities at NAHB

Analyst, Accounts Receivable

Group: Financial Services

NAHB is seeking an accounts receivable professional to join its Financial Services team. This individual will be responsible for the processing of cash receipts and invoices, collections, preparing account reconciliations and other management reports.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of three years of accounts receivable experience.
  • Familiarity and working knowledge of computer applications or software: MS Office Suite of products, association management systems, preferably Aptify and automated accounting systems (MS Great Plains).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated knowledge of full cycle accounting.
  • Detail-oriented with great organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong customer service and the willingness to be a part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration or equivalent in education and experience is desired.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Analyst/Developer

Group: Information Technology & Services

NAHB is seeking an experienced Application Analyst/Developer who will contribute to a wide range of NAHB projects and products either independently or part of a team. The Application Analyst/Developer may lead efforts to sustain and improve NAHB business systems. This may involve managing vendors or external consultants in the development and implementation of COTS or custom applications that meet NAHB’s requirements. The position will provide back-end support to NAHB’s external web sites and the efforts of NAHB’s Online and Application Services team in the areas of but not limited to e-commerce and data integration. Will also provide support to staff for all systems developed or development managed by the Application Services team.

Minimum of three years professional windows/web development experience including a solid coding background in a multi-browser environment and an orientation towards development rather than GUI design. Ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience. Knowledge of e-commerce technologies. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services. Platforms: Windows Server, SQL Server and Internet Information Service (IIS).

Candidate must be a motivated individual, team player and have the experience and proficiency with all aspects of application analysis and development. Demonstrated ability to work with vendors, consultants, and other technical resources is a must. A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information technology or equivalent in experience and related technical education.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

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Coordinator, Communications

Group: Communications and Public Affairs

NAHB seeks a motivated and creative writer to work collaboratively with the Communications team on the development, reporting, writing, repurposing and editing of a broad range of content relating to the housing industry for the NAHB website, its blog and other communications channels. The overall goal is to help showcase the value of NAHB to our members and enhance communications about NAHB’s positive impact within the home building and remodeling industries.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including copywriting, editing, and a keen familiarity with writing for the web.
  • Ability to work with diverse professionals from various fields – including legislative, legal, technical and economic – to understand highly complex issues and plan media strategies to communicate NAHB’s policies.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Proficiency with email management programs and web content management tools, including a basic knowledge of photo editing software.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of in-depth experience on website content creation and optimization; experience writing for traditional, online and social media channels
  • Background in public relations/issues advocacy in the housing and/or real estate fields.
  • Knowledge of web communications.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field, or equivalent in education and experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Coordinator, Human Resources

Group: Human Resources

NAHB seeks an individual to provide a wide range of coordination and support for the Human Resources staff, including general human resources, benefits and recruitment functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares and maintains employee personnel and benefits files.
  • Serves as a coordinator for the Payroll and Human Resources System and the performance evaluation system.
  • Supports staffing efforts by assisting in the hiring and onboarding processes, and employee relations activities.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to anticipate needs, manage multiple priorities and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and trust in dealing with sensitive issues and policies.
  • Proficiency in Payroll/HR systems and the MS Office Suite, with emphasis on Excel and Word.

Requirements

  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in general human resources, recruiting and/or benefits.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business Administration or equivalent in education and experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Consultant, Advisory Services

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB is seeking an Advisory Services Consultant who will be responsible for helping affiliated local and state HBAs build stronger, more efficient organizations by providing them with resources to assist with management, operations, and governance.

Excellent facilitation, presentation, training/education, writing, and robust interpersonal skills required. Actively listens to the issues and concerns of HBAs and provides them with best practices as well as creative (sometimes novel) solutions to address those matters. Independently develops association management programs, resources, and products customized to a variety of audiences, backgrounds, and levels of sophistication.

Must be able to balance both the knowledge and application of association management theories and practices to meet the HBAs where they are. Demonstrated success outlining and producing a wide variety of PowerPoint presentations. Extensive travel (up to 70%) required.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of five to seven years of experience in non-profit association management, preferably at a trade association.
  • Experience working with and/or coordinating volunteer leaders coupled with a broad understanding of association governance and organizational management strategies, concepts, and principles necessary.
  • A thorough understanding of leadership and organizational needs within a trade association environment or similar organization along with a commitment to fostering and working in a collaborative team environment required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Data Analyst

Group: Information Technology & Services

NAHB is seeking a data analyst who will be responsible for the review of data from both internal and external sources and then turning it into actionable information. The individual will also be involved with the design of new and existing reporting and application enhancements. Other responsibilities include validating data; documenting data integrations between client and assigned vendors; and campaign analysis.

Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data anomalies and respond to first and second-level user support issues.
  • Aptitude for a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to learn new data environments and tools quickly.
  • Ability to understand and translate business requirements into detailed technical specifications and data mapping documents.
  • Adept at problem solving and root cause analysis, offering alternative solutions to complex business processes or issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executive, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Demonstrated conceptual and analytical skills including and understanding of how to interpret business data and translate into insightful and actionable analytics
  • Sound understanding ETL design using Integration Services from multiple different data sources.

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years of experience with working with the following platforms: Windows Server Systems, MS SQL Server, Internet Information Service (IIS).
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with enterprise-class analytics and reporting tools preferably SSRS and/or Crystal Reports.
  • Four-year degree in computer science or equivalent in education and work experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

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Director, Expositions Operations

NAHB is seeking a Director, Exposition Operations who will be responsible for directing and managing the overall day-to-day operating activities of the Exposition Sales Area with respect to the International Builders’ Show (IBS) to maintain the level of accuracy and quality of customer service necessary to service our exhibitors and vendors/contractors that work on the IBS.

Qualified candidates will:

  • Have extensive knowledge of trade show production and development.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of technology, operations and customer service.
  • Be able to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Be a self-starter and be able to independently develop solutions to different situations that arise.
  • Meet deadlines and work well under pressure while being mindful of changing priorities.
  • Communicate effectively with people at all levels of the business spectrum, both verbally and in writing.

Requirements

  • Candidates should have 10 years of experience in trade show operations, project management, marketing and sales management, including experience with large and small trade shows.
  • Must have proven hands-on management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven track record of performance and results.
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration or related fields, or equivalent combination of extensive and related work experience.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this applicatiion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, HBA Leadership Training and Development

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB seeks a Director of HBA Leadership Training and Development responsible for the development, promotion and activation of programs targeting volunteer leaders at affiliated local and state associations. This professional will develop and deliver training, education, webinars, and conferences, designed to enhance volunteer leadership skills, raise awareness of Federation value, and foster a leadership pipeline to the national organization. Professional will create tools and resources to support and promote volunteer leader development by NAHB's affiliated local and state associations.

The director works in collaboration with other teams throughout NAHB to coordinate existing support efforts for local and state leadership and works to develop a cohesive engagement strategy.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, coordinates and oversee program and services that advance the development, training, knowledge, and experience of volunteer leaders across the Federations
  • Consults AVP, Learning Content Strategy to develop the framework and content strategy for standalone NAHB leadership training conferences. Works with NAHB Advisory Services to maximize content, and to plan and promote standalone NAHB leadership Training conferences.
  • Develops and manages campaigns to equip and encourage local and state associations to provide structured leadership onboarding and training programs throughout their HBA’s.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in designing and promoting volunteer leader development programs and resources. Demonstrated experience working with volunteers and committees, or related chapter relations/field support experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong editorial skills. Demonstrated marketing and systems development skills. Ability to be a consensus builder, while working with a wide variety of people.
  • Leads collective groups of volunteers in exploring and recommending future practices and innovations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows computing environment and Microsoft Office products. General familiarity with web site development/management and writing content for online communications.
  • Previous experience leading project teams, group facilitation and public speaking.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director, Intergovernmental Affairs

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a director, Intergovernmental Affairs, to be responsible for establishing and enhancing relationships with external organizations that have the potential to help the NAHB accomplish its public policy objectives.

The director will serve as liaison and assist the VP of Intergovernmental Affairs, and other division/association staff, in representing the industry perspective to outside organizations; and work in coalition and maintain regular communications with all relevant staff, state/local home building associations and their staff leaders, and outside groups.

The director will also:

  • Prepare issue briefs and report/assist with research and writing of advocacy material on public policy issues that impact housing;
  • Conduct research on legislative and regulatory issues of relevance to the building industry; and
  • Serve as primary contact for all member and association inquiries regarding NAHB’s interaction with external organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and organizational skills and excellent research and analytical abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are a must.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Basic understanding of political, government, legislative, and regulatory processes.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5–7 years experience in government/politics (state/local exposure preferred), and/or service in association government/political affairs/an issue-oriented capacity.
  • Prior knowledge of the building and development industry is desirable.
  • Four-year college degree in political science, public affairs, public relations, or related field, or equivalent in education and experience is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, BUILD-PAC Fundraising

Group: Government Affairs

NAHB is seeking a creative, well-organized and experienced fundraising manager for NAHB’s federal political action committee, BUILD-PAC. This position will work on a fundraising team to increase PAC receipts and participation from NAHB’s membership.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with PAC Trustees and member volunteers to plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns in assigned states across the country.
  • Recruiting new and maintaining current donors for two of BUILD-PAC’s high donor clubs.
  • Managing and administering benefits to two of BUILD-PAC’s high donor clubs during NAHB’s Leadership Meetings. 
  • Working with several of NAHB’s councils and committees to increase participation.
  • Drafting and sending various PAC communications to members.
  • Assisting and managing additional special fundraising campaigns and initiatives.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and expertise in fundraising campaign development and management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Understanding of the federal legislative process, the purpose of political action committees and knowledge of FEC regulations and campaign finance laws
  • Ability to balance a heavy workload with competing deadlines

Requirements:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in fundraising or political work. 
  • Knowledge of Capitol Hill, PAC administration, and/or trade associations.
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Some travel will be required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this form.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Executive Services

Group: Executive Office/Operations

NAHB seeks a highly organized, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and customer-service focused Executive Services Manager, to manage and coordinate the operations of the NAHB Executive Office. This position will serve as the first point of contact for all communications for the CEO and the NAHB Senior Officers.

The ideal person for this role will have strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters. Reporting to the Senior Director, this person must be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and maintain a sense of humor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the first point of contact for all communications for the CEO and the NAHB Senior Officers. Prepares general correspondence and will support travel requests and various meeting communications.
  • Manages the CEO and Chief of Staff budget requests for Coalition Funding, to include maintaining expense reports and budget files.
  • Manages the CEO's and Senior Officers' calendars and meeting schedules; telephone coverage, prepare meeting materials.
  • Coordinates and manage dinners, receptions, and other events in conjunction with our trade show or other conferences and meetings as assigned.
  • Provides high-level administrative support developing detailed meeting agendas, handling all itineraries for business meetings, ensuring CEO and the Senior Officers have required meeting material for attendees at various meetings.
  • Position may require light business travel.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Teams), and other technology as required.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in a senior level position providing administrative/secretarial support to a senior level position or executive team within a medium to large organization.
  • A two-year college degree, or combination of training and experience.
  • Experience working in the hospitality industry and/or experience with associations is preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Operations Coordinator, Meetings & Special Events

Group: Exhibitions & Meetings

NAHB is seeking a highly organized, team-oriented and customer-service focused Operations Coordinator for the Meeting & Special Events department.

The ideal person for this role will have a strong attention to detail, be flexible and have a positive attitude, with a keen interest in using technology to better processes, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain department timelines and ensure the group adheres to schedules and deadlines, providing updates regularly.
  • Support the financial tracking for each event. This includes tracking budget expenses, processing purchase orders, etc.
  • Coordinate small special events for the team including dinners, receptions and other events in conjunction with our trade show or other conferences and meetings as assigned.

Requirements:

  • A minimum 1-2 years of experience in an office environment, preferably in a relevant field.
  • Four-year college degree
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program and Meetings Facilitator, 20 Clubs

Group: Member Services and Education

Are you interested in traveling the country while maintaining a home base in the Washington, D.C, area? Do you want to learn how to run a business from people who live it every day? Do you have experience planning or facilitating meetings and want to grow your career by adding new skills?

NAHB is seeking a program and meetings facilitator that can provide a high level of customer service for one of the Federation's most successful programs. If you thrive in a multi-tasking, deadline-driven, customer service-oriented environment, associated with a profitable, well-established program — then 20 Clubs is a perfect fit for your career goals.

Job Duties

In the spring and fall, facilitators travel to approximately 10 meetings each season, serving as a resource to club members on-site, while acting as a liaison with hotel, restaurant, transportation, and speaker partners. Follow-through includes the development of reports for club members and internal associates.

Individuals that flourish in this position have excellent verbal and written communication skills. They can also meet deadlines while on travel with minimal supervision. You will be provided resources to become well versed in the services and programs offered by NAHB and the 20 Club program.

Facilitators must have the ability able to effectively communicate program-wide messages and policies to members. If you already possess knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the basic principles of organization, good management practices and systems, you will excel in this role.

Requirements:

  • Minimum four years of experience in a customer-facing role.
  • Experience in the association industry is preferred but not required.
  • Committee management experience is preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and MS Word is critical.
  • Bachelor's degree in business, communications, hospitality, association management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Recent college graduates and those graduating this spring are encouraged to apply.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with intelligent, engaged professionals in the home building industry, while honing important, sought-after career skills. Program and meetings facilitators are responsible for working in collaboration with in-house meeting planners and NAHB members to ensure appropriate on-site meeting logistics, a meaningful agenda, and a successful event.

About the 20 Club Program:

NAHB's 20 Club Program offers members a unique networking opportunity through which they can determine and implement best management practices, systems, and solutions to run their businesses more effectively and profitably. 20 Club members are some of the top remodelers, custom and production home builders in the country.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Sustainability and Green Building

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a program manager who will be responsible for implementing NAHB’s Sustainability and Green Building policy program at the federal, state, and local levels by proactively promoting NAHB positions, providing critical analysis of law and regulation, tracking, and interpreting emerging issues, assisting in the development and implementation of strategies, and providing advocacy, education, and technical assistance to members and local home builders associations. Assigned issues include, but are not limited to: resiliency, water, and resource efficiency; green building certification; and green remodeling.

Qualified candidates will have a technical understanding of residential green building techniques and federal programs associated with resiliency, resource management, water conservation and/or climate change. Candidates must have demonstrated analytical, written, and verbal communication skills to address complex issues concisely and effectively to a wide range of audiences. The ability to review and understand technical information related to residential construction and design is a must.

A minimum of three years of experience in program management is strongly preferred. Prior experience and a broad knowledge of all aspects of residential construction are needed, particularly in the areas of ware efficiency, green building, and resiliency. A bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent in education and experience is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Manager, Digital Marketing

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB is seeking a senior manager, digital marketing to brainstorm and create new growth strategies. Everything we build is for our members. We’re a diverse team of creative, strategic, operational and tactical professionals. We work hard and play harder. We always show up with great ideas and figure out how to make them happen. This position will collaborate with copywriters, graphic designers, and a digital team to create, manage, and implement digital marketing campaigns, as well as develop emails, web copy, print pieces, and blog and social media posts to market products, programs, events, and services for the nation’s leading association for residential building professionals.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Visionaries who can merge strategy, growth, people, and industry insights to strengthen our brand to our members and prospects
  • Strong communicators who can collect, monitor and analyze digital campaign data
  • Results-oriented marketers who can generate inspired and powerful email, social messaging, and online content to match content to the right audiences
  • Marketers who can develop campaigns to market events, products, and services like it’s nobody’s business
  • People who can manage competing priorities and maintain a great sense of humor
  • Self-starters who can work independently
  • Collaborators who thrive in a dynamic work environment

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in marketing, writing, editing and proofreading
  • Experience developing and executing digital marketing campaigns with measurable impact
  • Experience with all major social media platforms
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
  • A solid understanding of how to market products, events, and trade shows
  • Minimum of five years digital technology experience and a familiarity with trade associations
  • Experience with Google Analytics is a plus

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Manager, Event Marketing & Engagement

Senior Manager, Event Marketing & Engagement Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB seeks a Senior Manager, Event Marketing & Engagement, who is responsible for managing the attendee and exhibitor acquisition campaign and attendee onsite engagement activities for the NAHB International Builders' Show including direct mail, print, and digital advertising campaigns.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the main contact for the grassroots marketing program with NAHB's local associations and outside industry groups.
  • Manages the planning, execution, and measurement of various onsite attendee engagement activities during the trade show.
  • Works to develop IBS marketing strategies, to ensure that marketing plans reach stated goals and makes suggestions for adjustments to achieve goals.

Qualified candidates are:

  • Visionaries who can merge strategy, growth, people, and industry insights to strengthen our brand to our members and prospects
  • Creatives who can generate inspired and powerful print, email, social messaging, and online content to promote trade shows and events
  • Marketers who can develop campaigns to market events, products, and services like it's nobody's business
  • People who can manage competing priorities, and maintain a great sense of humor
  • Self-starters who can work independently
  • Collaborators who thrive in a dynamic work environment

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with the trade show industry is a strong advantage, including vendor side
  • Experience in marketing, writing, editing and proofreading
  • Experience developing and executing marketing campaigns with measurable impact
  • Experience with all major social media platforms
  • Strong project management, problem-solving and analytical thinking skills
  • A solid understanding of how to market products, events and trade shows
  • Minimum of four years experience creating marketing campaigns and a familiarity with trade associations.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and/or Spanish language fluency is a plus.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Staff Counsel

Group: Office of Legal Affairs

NAHB is searching for an attorney to join its friendly, hardworking staff. The successful candidate will:

  • Review and analyze local, state, and federal legislation pertaining to land use and development, including preparation of white papers on land use and zoning topics and presentation of educational programs to members;
  • Conduct legal research on a wide variety of topics; and
  • Craft amicus briefs for filing with the state and federal courts.

This attorney will interact with staff and members at all levels of the association, providing legal research or information primarily but not exclusively on land use, zoning and planning, property rights, and discrimination issues.

Qualifications:

  • At least three years of relevant legal experience
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research and write
  • Ability to balance multiple assignments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a team setting
  • Willingness to travel on an occasional basis

Other Requirements:

  • Understanding of the land development process, and knowledge of other developer and builder issues on a national level
  • Knowledge of land use law, the federal Administrative Procedure Act and Constitutional matters relevant to land development
  • Experience working with trade associations
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • D.C. Bar license or the ability to obtain

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

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